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A Look Ahead: This Week at Buffalo State

Posted: September 17, 2018

As the semester enters its fourth week, there's plenty to see and do around campus.

Monday, September 17, 3:00 to 4:15 p.m.
Biology and Great Lakes Seminar
Bulger Communication Center 424
Join the Biology Department and the Great Lakes Center for the seminar, "Causes and Consequences of Social Evolution in Certain Birds and Ants," presented by Gavin Leighton, assistant professor of biology.  All students, staff, and faculty welcome.

Tuesday, September 18, 12:15 to 1:15 p.m.
Constitution Day Event: 'The Federal Constitution and Municipalities'
Classroom Building C214

Join Buffalo Common Council member (North District) Joseph Golombek Jr. for the discussion "The Federal Constitution and Municipalities." The event is sponsored by the School of Natural and Social Sciences and the History and Social Studies Education Department in compliance with the federal requirement to mark Constitution Day.

Tuesday, September 18, 12:15 to 2:00 p.m.
SlutWalk at Buffalo State
The Plaza
SlutWalk is a transnational movement of protest marches calling for an end to rape culture, including victim-blaming and slut-shaming of sexual assault victims. The walk aims to promote gender equality and reclaim the derogatory term “slut.” Along with the march across campus, the event will also include food trucks, vendors, games, body painting, guest speakers, and music. All are welcome. The event is part of Buffalo State's observance of Constitution Day 2018.

Wednesday, September 19, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
'Sip and Paint' Paint Night
Assembly Halls 1 and 2
Students will have the chance to create art while enjoying “mocktails” made by the Boujee Bar. A $5 ticket (refunded after the event) reserves a canvas and paint for a fun painting class. Reservation tickets are available at the USG Business office, Campbell Student Union 404.

Thursday, September 20, 12:15 to 1:00 p.m.
Presentation: 'Delightful Landscapes, Immaculate Still Lifes and Miracle-Working Saints: Healing Images in the Late Renaissance'
Burchfield Penney Art Center at Buffalo State Executive Board Room
Frances Gage, associate professor of art and design, will consider the ways in which men and women in the late Renaissance believed art objects were healing to their beholders and were integrated into daily lives for preservative effects. The event is free to Buffalo State faculty, students, and staff.

Thursday, September 20, 12:15 to 1:30 p.m.
Drop Hammer Student Reading Series
Ketchum Hall 302
Named in honor of long-time Buffalo State writing teacher and playwright Manny Fried, the Drop Hammer Student Reading Series showcases some of the best fiction, nonfiction, and poetry from students and faculty at Buffalo State. To kick off its seventh season, the series will welcome Lorna Perez, associate professor of English, and student Julio Valentin. To sign up, contact Maureen Lougen at (716) 878-5417.

Friday, September 21 and Saturday, September 22, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Buffalo State Pays Tribute to Iron Age with 9th ‘Days of Fire’
Campus House
A piece of the Buffalo State campus will return to the Iron Age September 21–22 during the biennial Days of Fire event (pictured), sponsored by the Patricia H. and Richard E. Garman Art Conservation Department.

Along with the dramatic factor of combining metal and fire, the event is intended to show students and other spectators how iron and other products of “pyrotechnologies” were made centuries ago. Faculty members Jonathan Thornton and Aaron Shugar will oversee art conservation graduate students conducting experimental pyrotechnology events on the lawn next to Campus House. The activities, which are open to the public, include reproducing an Iron Age smelting furnace, copper smelting and casting, and ancient glass bead manufacturing.

On Friday, September 21, the students will build the furnace; they will conduct the smelt on September 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The day will culminate with the extraction of an iron bloom.

For more information, contact the Art Conservation Department at (716) 878-5025.

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Patricia H. and Richard E. Garman Art Conservation Department

1300 Elmwood Ave  •  Rockwell Hall 230 •  Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-5025 •  Fax: (716) 878-5039